Spring Menu: Fresh Veggies and Sorghum

As spring makes its refreshing appearance each year, a bounty of fresh vegetables arrives at local farmers markets, in grocery stores and maybe even in your garden at home. The cool crunch of an array of fresh vegetables pairs delightfully with the toothsome texture of whole grain sorghum. Salads, appetizers and main entrees, the possibilities are endless! Here are some of our favorite sorghum dishes that feature spring’s freshest offerings.

Sorghum Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salad

Sorghum BLT Salad

The flavors of a BLT over a combination of fresh, crisp lettuce is a fun way to lighten up a mealtime favorite. One of the best parts of this dish is it is easy to make with basic ingredients you probably already have in your fridge and pantry! 

Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups with Sorghum and Grilled Corn Salsa 

Sorghum and Shrimp Lettuce Cups

These handheld lettuce cups are filled with fresh flavors and are completely customizable. The light bite of shrimp is a perfect pairing to fresh tomatoes, cilantro, corn and the bite of whole grain sorghum. 

Spring Sorghum Salad with Radish and Roasted Asparagus

Spring Sorghum Salad by Naturally Ella*Recipe and photo by Erin Alderson, Naturally Ella

This salad is filled with spring flavors including asparagus, crisp radishes and green onion. It is also an easy dish to toss together since the only cooked element is the roasted or grilled asparagus!

Wondergrain Stir-Fry

Wondergrain Stir Fry*Recipe and photo by Wondergrain

A stir-fry is the perfect way to integrate fresh flavors into your meal. This recipe integrates onion, garlic, ginger, carrots, bell peppers, cabbage and snow peas. However, this list of fresh ingredients could easily be tailored to fit the fresh veggies from your garden.

Sorghum Pilaf with Brussel Sprouts and Bacon

Sorghum Pilad with Brussel Sprouts*Recipe and photo by Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board

Brussel sprouts are abundant in mid-spring, and they always taste fantastic when accompanied with bacon. This sorghum pilaf integrates both of those staples with salty parmesan cheese and the crisp bite of sorghum.

We can’t wait to hear some of your favorite dishes that feature delicious fresh vegetables from your garden or local farmers market. Share your ideas for integrating sorghum in your spring-inspired dishes with us on our social media pages - @SimplySorghum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!

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